Maternity fashion lately has embraced the body-hugging materials that flaunt a pregnant woman's curves. As expected, though, some expecting celebs have chosen to push the envelope on the trend just a little bit further.
On Saturday, Kim Kardashian West caused a stir when she stepped out in a revealing lace jumpsuit at the fifth annual LACMA Film + Art Gala. This was not the first time Kim K embraced an NSFW lace ensemble during her second pregnancy. In September, she accented her bump with a similar look at the Givenchy New York Fashion Week show.
Not surprisingly, sister Kourtney also rocked head-to-toe lace while pregnant. Last year, during pregnancy #3, she showed off her tanned skin and 5-month bump in a low-cut, off-white lace jumpsuit at an event in the Hamptons. Not quite as revealing as her younger sister's pick, but definitely a belly-forward look.
Reality star Coco Austin is always pushing the envelope style-wise, and pregnancy has not slowed her down. The first-time expecting mom's maternity style is the opposite of low-key. She recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a long-sleeve sheer gown with a few strategically placed polka dots. The gown's solid middle conceals Austin's barely-there bump (she's due in December!).
Amber Rose's pregnancy style when she was carrying now-2-year-old Sebastian Taylor was anything but dull. At the 2012 MTV Video Awards, the model/artist went a slightly more conservative route than those above, wearing a mock-neck black lace gown with a flesh-colored underlay, giving an illusion of the bare-it-all look. Still, we can see where Kim K may have gotten her inspiration from!
These high-profile mamas have definitely proven that a baby bump can rock anything, including barely-there couture lace—if that's your thing.
Caitlin St John is an Editorial Assistant for Parents.com who splits her time between New York City and her hometown on Long Island. Follow her on Twitter: @CAITYstjohn.